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  • Gear Watch: TimeStretch

    eMedia Music Corp, the group who brought us Band-In-A-Box, are delivering a cool new software package to improve your practicing: TimeStretch. TimeStretch lets you play back any piece of music at any speed without changing the pitch (sorry Mac users, this is Windows only). Additionally, the software can transpose a piece of music, so you... »

  • Gear Watch: NXT Double Bass

    NS Design has announced that the NXT Double bass will be available on November 1st 2009. The NXT series is created in the Czech Republic by the same makers of the well known CR Series bass. The NXT will also make use of the NS standard dual-mode polar pickup, designed for lateral sensitivity to get... »

  • Gear Watch: Lava Cable Retro Coil

    You can have the best bass out there and an awesome amp, but a poor cable connecting the two will still affect your tone. To help get the best sound possible, Lava Cables is releasing a new version of their popular Retro Coil cable. One major change in the new Retro Coil is the cable... »

  • Gear Watch: Fender Bassman TV

    Fender has brought out a blast from the past with a new spin in the Bassman TV series of combo amps and cabinets. The design is reminiscent of the original 1950’s style Bassman amplifiers but with new technology to help you create the best tone. The Bassman TV has a tube preamp and as well... »

  • Gear Watch: Wal Basses is back

    After a time of uncertainty, Wal Basses is back in action, keeping their tried and true detail oriented approach to bass building and great tone. The company is once again accepting orders. Luthier Paul Herman, from Electric Wood, is now on board and is creating the instruments. Wal Basses and Electric Wood both began in... »

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  • Limited Edition Gene Simmons Axe Bass

    KISS fans, here is your chance: Gene Simmons is selling a limited edition Axe Bass designed, numbered and signed by the man himself in each city on their latest tour. The bass comes with a customized case and you get to meet Simmons in person on the tour. Each case is individually hand painted and... »

  • Gear Watch: Pedulla Nuance Bass Guitar

    Pedulla has just announced a new line of bass guitar: the Pedulla Nuance. Like all Pedulla bass guitars, the Nuance line is also hand crafted in the USA by Michael Pedulla. This model was developed to respond the subtleties in a player’s technique and has been tested by bassists Tim Landers, Mark Egan, and David... »

  • Gear Watch: Staccato’51 Bass Head

    TC Electronic has customized their RH450 head with a new sound design specifically for Tower of Power bassist Francis Rocco Prestia. The Staccato’51 has the same look and feel of the RH450, but there are plenty of new features to differentiate this model. World Ready Power Supply – a built in power supply that operates... »

  • Gear Watch: Genz Benz Shuttle 9.0

    Genz Benz is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year and has announced the release of their latest bass amp, the Shuttle 9.0. The Shuttle 9.0 is built on the foundation of the Shuttle 6.0 and delivers 900W at 4 ohms (or 500W at 8 ohms) weighing in at a mere 4 pounds. The Shuttle 9.0... »

  • Gear Watch: Anthology Straps & Gig Bags

    Anthology Gear Wear is releasing a new line of individualized leather straps and gig bags. The straps and bags are made with full grain leather, which will continue to improve with use as they form to each body and each instrument. The bottom layer is made of a soft full grain leather with extra padding... »